West Ham vs Leicester: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
The Premier League’s Europa League duo, West Ham and Leicester, meet at the London Stadium on Monday at 8pm.
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It was business as usual for West Ham and Leicester, who both kickstarted their respective Premier League campaigns in winning fashion. The Hammers rallied twice to brush past Newcastle in emphatic fashion, sealing a 4-2 win on Tyneside, while Leicester edged Wolves 1-0 at the King Power.
As David Moyes prepares his charges for a gruelling campaign in Europe, he will want to accumulate as many points as possible in these early stages before the added burden of ‘Thursday nights’. He started off with a flourish, beating bogey team Newcastle, whom the Hammers lost to twice last season.
For the FA Cup holders, they too could classify West Ham as a bit of a bogey team in recent times, with Moyes completing the double over Brendan Rodgers last term. So, the Foxes managers will certainly be viewing this as an opportunity to get his own back and break his hoodoo against his Scottish counterpart.
Leicester, likewise, are preparing themselves for another season in Europe, but unlike West Ham, they have strengthened considerably this summer. But, it was a familiar face on the scoresheet last week with Jamie Vardy opening his account for the season, and he will be relishing this showdown at the London Stadium.
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West Ham vs Leicester: Match Stats
For all the chaos at the back, West Ham were mesmeric going forward, with Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals linking fluidly to create havoc and confusion among Newcastle’s beleaguered defence, which culminated in four goals breaching Premier League debutant Freddie Woodman.
Incredibly, West Ham were the only club in the Premier League to manage more than eight shots on target in the opening weekend (nine), out-firing the likes of Manchester United (eight) and Liverpool (eight) — only Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea have netted more goals since Moyes returned for his second West Ham spell in January 2020.
However, only Man City (45) and Man Utd (43) won more away points in the Premier League last season than Leicester (38), so Rodgers will certainly be eyeing up another performance on the road, and if they run into trouble, he has the likes of Patson Daka and Boubakary Soumare to turn to for new invention.
West Ham vs Leicester: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: West Ham 2-2 Leicester
West Ham vs Leicester: Odds
West Ham vs Leicester: Head to Head
11 Apr 2021 – West Ham 3-2 Leicester – Premier League
04 Oct 2020 – Leicester 0-3 West Ham – Premier League
22 Jan 2020 – Leicester 4-1 West Ham – Premier League
28 Dec 2019 – West Ham 1-2 Leicester – Premier League
20 Apr 2019 – West Ham 2-2 Leicester – Premier League
West Ham were in dire straits when they met Leicester at the King Power last season, losing two of their opening three Premier League games and facing a run of Tottenham, Man City and Liverpool to come. Factor in Vladimir Coufal was making his debut just a day and one training session after signing, and defeat for the Hammers in the East Midlands looked a foregone conclusion. However, somehow they mustered a 3-0 win, and followed up with a 3-2 win six months later to prove that result was not a mere flash in the pan.